The death and injury of about 175 Syrian citizens during the last 24 hours raise the number of casualties and wounded to about 5900 people in 25 days of the shelling escalation on the besieged Ghouta
Airstrikes kill commanders and fighters of Al-Rahman Corps on the fronts of the southern pocket of the Eastern Ghouta
Rif Dimashq Province – The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights: the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights learned from intersected sources, that warplanes killed during the last 48 hours, a number of members and commanders of Al-Rahman Corps, during their targeting to Aftries area in the pocket controlled by Al-Rahman Corps in the southern section of the factions’ controlled areas in the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, which resulted in the fall of human losses including commander and fighters of Al-Rahman Corps, where the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights documented the death of 12 fighters at least of Al-Rahman Corps including 2 commanders, who have been killed in this bombardment, which targeted the area located on the contact lines with the regime forces, while others were injured with varying severity.
In the same context, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights monitored that the bombardment renewed on the Eastern Ghouta after the midnight of Tuesday – Wednesday and today morning, where warplanes targeted by 10 raids, areas in Kafr Batna town after the midnight, which resulted in the death of 2 persons and the injury of 15 others, and the warplanes also targeted this morning, areas in Saqba city by several raids, and they targeted this dawn, places in Hazza by 2 raids, which resulted in the death of 5 persons including a child and a citizen women as well as the injury of 9 others, and the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of serious injuries and the presence of people stuck under the rubble, also the warplanes bombed today dawn, areas in the outskirts of Douma city from the side of Douma – Al-Rihan Road, in addition to raids targeted places in Jisrayn town this morning, while the regime forces targeted yesterday after the midnight, areas in Douma city by about 7 missiles believed to be ground-to-ground.
And with renewing the killing, the death toll increased during the past 24 hours to 23 casualties including 2 children and a citizen woman, while the number of wounded increased again to about 150 citizens including tens of children and citizen women, in the first 24 hours during which more than 150 citizens were evacuated from Douma city controlled by Al-Rahman Corps through Al-Wafideen Camp to shelters in areas controlled by the regime forces in Rif Dimashq.
Thus, it has increased to 1204, the number of the Syrian civilians whose death was documented by the Syrian Observatory in the Eastern Ghouta, including 246 children and 165 women, who have been killed since the 18th of February 2018, by the aerial, rocket and artillery shelling on the cities and towns of Douma, Harasta, Arbin, Zamalka, Hamouriyah, Jesrin, Kafr Batna, Hazza, Ash’ari, Nashabiyah, Aftries, Otaya, Al-Shifonyyah, Al-Marj area, Mesraba, Madyara, Beit Sawa, and other areas in the besieged Ghouta of Damascus, resulted in the injury of more than 4670 citizens including hundreds of children and citizen women with varying severity, some of them have permanent disabilities, while the bodies of tens of citizens are still under the rubble of destruction caused by the aerial, rocket and artillery shelling by the regime forces on the Eastern Ghouta of Damascus, and the total death toll documented by the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, includes 672 casualties including 105 children and 82 women who were killed and documented by the SOHR after the resolution of the UNSC, which failed again to stop the killing of the people of the Eastern Ghouta, and the shelling resulted in the fall of hundreds of wounded, where the number of casualties may increase because of the presence of serious injuries, amid the tragic humanitarian situation of the people of Ghouta, who intersected sources confirmed to the Syrian Observatory that they do not leave the shelters for fear of the intensive shelling, amid inability of the medical staff to relieve all medical cases.